Kotlin 1.0 Pragmatic Language for JVM and Android Released

Kotlin is a Open Source pragmatic programming language for JVM and Android from jetbrains. It works on server-side applications, mobile applications (Android), desktop applications. It works with IntelliJ IDEA, Android Studio and Eclipse, Maven, Gradle and Ant,Spring Boot,GitHub, Slack and Minecraft.Kotlin has been interoperability and seamless support for mixed Java+Kotlin projects.

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Cortana Beta for Android released [Android]

  • Post last modified:August 25, 2015
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Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana officially arrived on Android as a public beta. It is currently available in the U.S. only.
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Main features:

ability to set Cortana as the destination for the home button press.
you can setting and getting reminders
searching the web on-the-go
tracking important information such as flight details
starting and completing tasks across all of your devices.
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Download Android M Developer Preview

Google has announced Android M Developer Preview of its Android operating system. And said that the central theme of M is on improving the core user experience of Android. Android M developer preview comes with some improved android permissions features. It allows users to control the app permissions this release. Now apps needs to trigger requests for permissions at run time only. Also google added the App links feature. Using this you can add an auto Verify attribute to your app manifest so that users can be linked deep into your native app without any prompt. Now users can discover your apps easily with App links, along with App Indexing in Google search. This release also adds Battery Doze. Using this Android devices smarter about managing power.

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Microsoft Office Lens for Android

  • Post last modified:May 28, 2015
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Microsoft has released Office Lens for Android smartphones.Office Lens is a scanner app that trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable and convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files.

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Main features:

Capture and crop a picture of a whiteboard or blackboard.
Make digital copies of your printed documents, business cards, or posters and trim.
Printed text will be automatically recognized using OCR and search for words in images and copy and edit them.
With Whiteboard mode, Office Lens trims and cleans up glare and shadows.
With Document mode, Office Lens trims and colors images perfectly.
The scanned picture can be saved to your choice of OneNote, OneDrive, or locally on the device.
Choose to convert images to Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), or PDF (.pdf) files that are automatically saved to OneDrive.
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Android 5.1 Lollipop update released

Google has announced the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, the first major update to Android Lollipop and also released factory images of Android 5.1 for Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (WiFi) devices.

New features:

Support for multiple SIM cards.
Device Protection – lost or stolen device will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account even with factory settings.
high definition (HD) voice calling.
improves stability and performance.
ability to join Wi-Fi networks from Quick Settings.
control of your paired Bluetooth devices from Quick Settings.
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Calls Blacklist – Call and SMS Blocker [Android]

  • Post last modified:March 9, 2015
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Calls Blacklist is a free android app for block unwanted calls and SMS from your android smartphone.

Main features:

Numbers blacklist (blocking incoming calls and SMS).
Blocked calls and SMS journal.
Blocking anonymous or private numbers.
Blocking all incoming calls.
Blocking all incoming SMS.
Notification of blocked calls and SMS (can be disabled in the settings).
block any number from your contacts list, calls, and messages logs, or add unwanted number manually.
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